~A Manul (via Green Renaissance): About twelve million years ago the manul was one of the first two modern cats to evolve and it hasn’t changed since. It's a small wild cat having a broad but patchy distribution in the grasslands and montane steppe of Central Asia. The species is negatively impacted by habitat degradation, prey base decline, and hunting, and has therefore been classified as Near Threatened by IUCN~
Sand cat - had to google this one to learn that it's a small, stocky wild cat that lives in deserts. Since 2002 this small cat has been listed as "near threatened" due to concern over potential low population size and decline.
Gerenuks or Waller’s Gazelles are well-known for their ability to stand on their hind legs to feed from trees with their long necks. What they aren’t well-known for are their incredible dancing skills which you can see in action here. Photo by peggy.
Andean mountain cat (Leopardus jacobita) is a small wild cat native to the high Andes mountains. Less than 2500 individuals are thought to exist in the wild. It is one of only two cat species for which no subspecies has been described. The Andean mountain cat has an ashy-gray fur, a gray head, ears and face.
Endangered species: Animals on the brink of extinction
Endangered. A two-month-old Canadian lynx kitten scales a branch in southwest Colorado. The state is doing all it can to ensure that the endangered animals survive after being reintroduced to the state in the late 1990s.